Waisman Center Day with the Experts: Cerebral Palsy

In Person - Waisman location TBA & Virtual
@ 9:00 am - 11:30 am

In-Person and Virtual

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Event Details

When: Saturday, March 2, 2024 | 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Complimentary coffee & bagels at 8:30 a.m for in-person attendees.
Where: In Person – At the Waisman Center – location TBA
Virtual – Register to obtain Zoom code
About: Learn about the latest advances in cerebral palsy research and clinical services and
hear from a panel of experts—individuals with cerebral palsy and family members.
Flyer: Download the CP Day with the Experts flyer here
Registration: Click here to register for the Cerebral Palsy Day with the Experts
Sponsors: Friends of the Waisman Center

Schedule & Program

9:00-9:05 am Welcome
9:05-10:15 am Benefits of Activity in Children with Cerebral Palsy & Tools for Accessing Adaptive Sports and Recreational Activities
Lauren Fetsko, DO, Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics
Melissa Villegas, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Waisman Cerebral Palsy Clinic Director
Physical activity is beneficial for all children, and for children with cerebral palsy, incorporating activity can include additional challenges. Children with cerebral palsy and their families may feel unsure about what is recommended and encounter barriers accessing recreational spaces. Activity and participation can also look very different from one child to another. In this presentation, we will discuss the health benefits of activity for children with cerebral palsy including guidelines for participation and explore options for incorporating physical activity. We will also discuss specific resources for families to access adaptive activities; some examples include adaptive equipment, funding sources, and options available throughout the state of Wisconsin.
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10:30-11:30 am
PANEL DISCUSSION—A panel of experts that includes individuals with CP and family members.

Day with the Experts: Cerebral Palsy